K9 unit helps bust over 500 lbs. of abandoned pot in Casa Grande

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

CASA GRANDE – Border agents assigned to the Casa Grande Station Horse Patrol Unit busted over 500 pounds of pot worth more than $446,000.

Agents were using a mobile surveillance system and spotted a group of individuals walking in the West Desert who were carrying large backpacks. Border agents requested help from a canine unit and began a tracking operation to find the subjects.

The canine unit alerted agents to an odor of drugs and 12 sacks were found abandoned in a nearby wash.

The individuals seen carrying the backpacks were not located by agents. The pot load was taken to the Casa Grande station for processing.